pie in the sky

noun phrase

Definition of pie in the sky

: an unrealistic enterprise or prospect of prosperity

Other Words from pie in the sky

pie-in-the-sky adjective

First Known Use of pie in the sky

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pie in the sky was in 1911

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“Pie in the sky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pie%20in%20the%20sky. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pie in the sky

: something good that someone says will happen but that seems impossible or unlikely : a very unlikely or unrealistic goal, plan, etc.

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